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NC Mountains: Standing Indian

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Tallulah and Nantahala Wilderness Areas
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 23 2019  6:30 am >> Sat, Feb 23 2019 5:45 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 6 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 22 2019 4:00 am
Event Duration:11 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Some of the most scenic Mountain vistas are in the Southern Nantahala's Wilderness North Carolina. This hike we will visit Standing Indian Mountain ( 5,500 feet elevation). We will start North of Tate City where the road ends at the Beech Creek Trailhead ( 3,000 ft elevation).This hike will be a counter loop uphill, encountering several switchbacks to Case Knife Gap( 4,500 feet elevation). We then go off the trail map and turn ourselves to the northeast. With a good eye and some breadcrumbs left by the last hiker, we turn our attention on to a herd path. This will take us Northeast into a Bushwhack climbing the Mountainside of Standing Indian. The Bushwhack then intersects into a Ridge line on the Appalachian Trail ( the people's trail).Turning Northwest,we shortly reach Standing Indian for lunch and some afforded views! After lunch we then jump back on the A/T heading Northwest, passing up the S/I Shelter for Deep Gap Trail. We then pay our attention ( sharp turn) South and head back to our cars.You must have absolutely some recent high D-5 & above levels for this event. I will most definitely use my discretion in judging your abilities to hike this event. The leader does reserve the right to put you back on the waiting list if warranted. Please no audible music on trail and no tree climbing. Leave no trace, pack it in pack it out! Let nature be the sounds

Required Items to Bring:

Required Items to Bring: 2-3 Litres water Trail Snacks 1Lunch Emergency Rain Gear Cash for Carpool Broken-in Hiking Boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Recommended Items to Bring: Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need. Hiking poles epipen if you are allergic to bees Change of clothes, socks, shoes for the ride back A towel for the ride back Plastic bag to carry shoes after the hike

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

85 N to 985 N to 23/365 N to 23/441 N this will take us into Clayton GA. We will make a pit stop, at the Ingles which will be on your right. In Clayton turn left onto 76 W, travel about 15 minutes. Right onto Persimmon, left onto Tallulah road , travel about 20 minutes, or until the road ends.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $96.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


We want to extend all due credit to Stephan ,who lead this hike! Will hike in rain if necessary .

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